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International operators vie for Sportsbook of the Year prize at SBC Awards

SBC AWARDS 2019 Sportsbook of the Year

Industry powerhouse bet365 will be hoping to make it six in a row when the winner of the Sportsbook of the Year prize is announced at the SBC Awards 2019, but it must see off strong international competition to do so.  The victors of all 41 SBC Awards will be unveiled in front of an audience of more than 700 …

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Stokes odds on favourite for SPOTY following Ashes heroics

Ben Stokes has been placed as the odds on favourite athlete to win the Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) award by Betfair, Sky Bet and other bookmakers following Sunday’s third Ashes Test. Stokes, who has very much been hailed as England’s saviour in the Test, went on batting run which saw the New Zealand-born cricketer hit 135 not out …

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WATCH: How will VAR impact in-play betting markets?

With the onset of the new football season, the biggest development is the introduction of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) in the Premier League. The erratic nature of how the VAR is being interpreted by officials provides a big headache for traders wanting to make sure that they aren’t stung by an unexpected decision, but at the same time provide a …

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Dettori fans causing rethink on bet liabilities

After continuing his streak of summer successes at Sandown this weekend, Frankie Dettori has forced UK bookmakers to rethink their strategy on Dettori-accumulators, resulting in a number of bookmakers deciding to limit punters’ stakes on the champion jockey or insist on some legs be settled on SP only.  Speaking on Luck on Sunday, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director Simon Clare defended …

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Five join the Senet Group to promote responsible gambling

In a move to improve industry-wide collaboration and tackle problem gambling Aspers, Caesars, Genting, Playtech and the Rank Group have joined UK responsible gambling body Senet Group. The five will sit on the Senet Group’s quarterly CEO forum, which currently offers advice to the group’s Board and independent chairman, Gillian Wilmot. They join GVC (Ladbrokes Coral), William Hill, Paddy Power …

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When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign celebrated in new promotional video

Following last month’s move by the Senet Group to waive copyright restrictions on its ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign, the independent body has released a new video extolling the virtues of the responsible gambling promotion. The video, which sets out the rationale behind the main message ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’, includes commentary from industry thought leaders giving their …

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What does Kyle Edmund success mean for UK tennis betting market?

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Does the United Kingdom have a new tennis star in its midst? With 23-year-old Kyle Edmund, a 300/1 shot before the Australian Open, now a shock semi-finalist and narrowed to 16/1. The Johannesburg, South Africa, born star now stands just one win from reaching the final of the years first major (also known as a grand slam), after a stunning …

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Winning Post – UK remote growth a margin call?

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: remote market – Supernormal margins, not supernormal growth… 2017 has been a year of mixed messages for UK remote gambling. A number of commentators have referred to …

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Football DataCo nets Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred deals

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Football DataCo has announced that is has signed a duo of operators to long term data usage license agreements.. Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred Group join a growing list of licensed betting operators, which includes bet365, Betfred, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet and William Hill. Through these new long term agreements, operators will be utilising match day data for the entire …

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Sky Bet and Fast Withdrawals allows customers access to immediate payments

Customers of Sky Betting & Gaming and Barclays are the first ever to have money paid out to their cards immediately, thanks to the world-first innovation for winnings, Fast Withdrawals. The company has worked to fundamentally transform the existing 2-5 day wait that customers experience when withdrawing their winnings, with Fast Withdrawals taking just a matter of seconds. Head of …

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